So I was on my way back to work from lunch today and I was running a little late. Near my work is a building with a road running through a parking lot. There is a stop sign but it is basically a one way stop because there is no where to go but right or park in the lot. I typically pause at the sign and continue on because there is no thru traffic. Well today there was an RV parked by the sign and cleverly parked beside that was a cop. You've heard of speed traps well apparently this is a running the stop sign trap.
I did pause but I didn't wait the full 2 seconds or whatever so he pulled me over. Right in the parking lot of the building across the street where I work. He gets all my information and goes back to his car and leaves me stewing there. OK there may have been a few tears. Mainly because I gave my husband a ton of crap about a ticket he got a few weeks ago (His 5 or 6th ticket he's had since we've been together) and now here I was going to have to eat crow.
The cop finally comes back and tells me that he is going to give me a warning. Apparently he also has the same birthday as me in the same year. How weird is that? Anyways he made a big deal out of how cool that was and gave me the upteenth warning about stopping fully and let me go. I'm still all freaked out by it. I don't do well with authority figures even if they are the same age as me. My heart starts pounding and my hands are shaking. Its been 20 minutes since I got back to work and my hands are still shaking. How sad is that? I guess a career path as a hardened criminal is not in the cards for me.